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A Conversation with Rob Malda - Part Two of Three (Video) 28

Posted by Roblimo
from the It-just-keeps-getting-better-and-better-and-better dept.
Yesterday we mentioned that Slashdot's 15th Anniversary is coming up in October. (Link to the cheezy song, I Read It On Slashdot.) Also, yesterday we ran Part One of a discussion with Rob Malda conducted by Jeff 'Soulskill' Boehm and Rob 'samzenpus' Rozeboom. Like Part One, Part Two is an audio interview with some photos laid over it, so you might want to listen rather than watch. And if this doesn't satisfy your, "What's Rob Malda up to?" curiosity, Part Three will be here Monday.

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A Conversation with Rob Malda - Part Two of Three (Video)

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  • I would have to expect that the failure machine known as samzenpus would start by asking Malda if he is satisfied with the job he has done of further degrading this once-relevant technology site into a congregating place for conservative groupthink. The editorial reputation was pretty bad when Taco was here, now that samzenpus has more control it's become even worse.
    • Slashdot is a congregating place for conservative groupthink? I thought it was a congregating place for anti-IP groupthink and other than that didn't have a particular political bias (except that modding seems to favor left leaning comments).

  • by Trepidity (597) <.gro.hsikcah. .ta. .todhsals-muiriled.> on Thursday August 09, 2012 @12:46PM (#40933291)

    That was actually a fairly interesting interview. I wouldn't have guessed Rob would be into frictionless sharing (albeit opt-in). "You post to Slashdot but you would never Tweet".

    Although I wonder why "Slashdot TV" didn't videotape the interview? It's more like a radio interview with a gratuitous slideshow on it.

  • TRANSCRIPT (Score:5, Informative)

    by bananaquackmoo (1204116) on Thursday August 09, 2012 @12:58PM (#40933463)
    I'm tired of asking for video transcripts on Slashdot. GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULLS.
    • and a video for what is basically a slideshow with audio??

      come on folks be real geeks whip up some html 5 and bind a flac to a slideshow

  • At the risk of being flamed into oblivion, I'll say it anyway:

    1. Apparently no one cares about Rob anymore; no one is irreplaceable. So what's the point of these interviews again?

    2. If a former employer decided to interview me just for kicks, I'd tell them to fuck off. I left the company for a reason. If I wanted to stay in touch, I wouldn't have left in the first place.

    • by bungo (50628)

      Well, it's not earth shattering news, but it's interesting..... ok, maybe it's only interesting to people who were reading /. back in '97, but it's still interesting.

    • by godrik (1287354)

      "If a former employer decided to interview me just for kicks, I'd tell them to fuck off. I left the company for a reason. If I wanted to stay in touch, I wouldn't have left in the first place."

      Well, it is not an hiring interview. That's a journalistic interview. I gladly collaborate with places I worked before. I am still in quite good term with them.

  • Post a transcript if you're going to post a video. This isn't reddit (yet). Much faster to read than it is to sit and watch something.

  • Why is this old Weird Al Yankovic video on my Slashdot?

  • Since it mentions we may want to listen instead of watch, how about making these available as an audio podcast? (so I can listen on the go at 2x)

  • So now /. is resorting to interviewing past editors? When is the multi-part story on Jon Katz coming out??

    • by tehcyder (746570)

      So now /. is resorting to interviewing past editors? When is the multi-part story on Jon Katz coming out??

      Please god, no.

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